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Mat1250

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Do I have to disassemble the computer and find every FCC number? What are good programs for identifying hardware? This is noname hardware from at least 10 years ago. I am repairing a friend's computer. He probably does not want to upgrade. It is just a computer for his kids and he does not have much money.

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Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
SiS PCI IDE Controller SiS Mirage Graphics [Display adapter]
Bus Adapters Multimedia
SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller (3x)
SiS PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller C-Media AC97 Audio Device
Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device
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Is this thread associated with the same computer in this thread?

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I've requested this thread be merged into your other thread so everything can be kept together and not cause confusion.

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Is Windows still able to load, and can you get into the Device Manager?

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What's the exact descriptions listed in these headings?

Display Adapters

IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers

Network Adapters

Sound Video And Game Controllers


Note: These are the primary ones for identifying the chipset, graphics, audio, and ethernet.

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If any entries have a yellow ? or ! next to them, advise what their names are.

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Mat1250

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What's the exact descriptions listed in these headings?

Display Adapters

IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers

Network Adapters

Sound Video And Game Controllers


Note: These are the primary ones for identifying the chipset, graphics, audio, and ethernet.

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If any entries have a yellow ? or ! next to them, advise what their names are.

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Display Adapters:

SiS 661FX_760_741_M661FX_M760_M741

Go here.

Select "Windows XP - IGP Graphics Drivers - SiS66x/SiS76x & SiS67x"

then click "Go".

Choose a location to download from, then click "Download Now" for the R393_logo.zip" file.

Enter the displayed catcha code, then click "Download Now".

Download and save that .zip file inside an empty folder that you create for it on your desktop.

After it's downloaded and saved, extract its contents inside that folder.

Double-clicking the "setup.exe" file will start the install process for the SiS graphics driver.

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Network Adapters:

SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter

Go here.

Select "Windows XP - Network Driver - SiS900 & Integrated SiS LAN".

Follow the same procedure as before for this "sl119.zip" file.

Double-clicking the "Setup.exe" file will start the install process for the SiS ethernet driver.

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Sound Video And Game Controllers:

Realtek AC'97 Audio

Go here.

Select one of the "Download @ MajorGeeks" links.

Download and save the "WDM_A406.exe" file.

Double-clicking this file will start the install process for the Realtek audio driver.

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Note: I've personally used these same drivers in the past in older desktops, so they should work for you.

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